Dell SonicWALL Gateway GAV/ASW/IPS (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Intrusion Prevention Service) integrates gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware and intrusion prevention to deliver intelligent, real-time network security protection against sophisticated application layer and content-based attacks. Because new threats emerge daily and are often unpredictable, Dell SonicWALL is able to deliver the highest protection possible with a deep packet inspection engine that delivers threat protection directly on the security gateway by matching downloaded, e-mailed and compressed files against an extensive and continuously updated database of signatures written by a combination of Dell SonicWALL's SonicAlert Team and third-party sources.
SonicWALL's solution is unique in its ability to handle unlimited file sizes and virtually hundreds of thousands of concurrent downloads, providing ultimate scalability and performance for growing networks. As an added layer of security, Dell SonicWALL Gateway GAV/ASW/IPS provides application layer attack protection not only against external threats, but also against those originating inside the network.
Inspection of unlimited file sizes across any port
Inspection of unlimited file sizes across any port in either inbound or outbound direction for ultimate coverage against threats using non-standard ports.
Real-time gateway anti-virus scanning
It delivers intelligent file-based protection through a high performance engine that scans for viruses, worms, Trojans and other Internet threats in real-time.
Dynamic spyware protection
It blocks the installation of malicious spyware at the gateway and disrupts background communications from existing spyware programs that transmit confidential data.
Powerful intrusion prevention
It protects against a comprehensive array of network-based application layer threats by scanning packet payloads for worms, Trojans, software vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows, peer-to-peer and instant messenger applications, backdoor exploits, and other malicious code.
It is a set of granular, application specific policies providing application classification and policy enforcement to help administrators control and manage business and non-business related applications.
It provides an additional layer of protection against malicious threats by allowing administrators to enforce intrusion prevention and antivirus scanning not only between each network zone and the Internet, but also between internal network zones.
It provides the ability to prevent instant messaging and peer-to-peer file sharing programs from operating through the firewall, closing a potential backdoor that can be used to compromise the network while also improving employee productivity and conserving Internet bandwidth.